The German AC Youth team is still in with a chance of competing at the Red Bull Youth America's Cup.
In posts by Carsten Kemmling on the German website SegalReporter.com, Kemmling reports, "long Pentecost weekend was marked for SR in terms of long telephone calls Red Bull Youth America's Cup. The German Youth Team has decided to go ahead on their own and we want to help."
SegalReporter is apparently setting up a crowdfunding website to quickly create a way for SR to collect money and the team are being advised by sailing supporters with legal or economic background.
Currently, the team are still researching the required budget. A total amount of 80,000 euros is believed to be required to achieve a certain degree of competitiveness in SF. The includes the coach Markus Koy. The first hurdle is a sum of almost €16,000 for insurance and deposit which must be paid within three weeks.
22 May 2013 7:36